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## Elements of Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena

*Hidetoshi Nishimori and Gerardo Ortiz*

- Published in print:
- 2010
- Published Online:
- January 2011
- ISBN:
- 9780199577224
- eISBN:
- 9780191722943
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577224.001.0001
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Phase transitions and critical phenomena have consistently been among the principal subjects of active studies in statistical physics. The simple act of transforming one state of matter or phase into ... More

## Elements of reaction theory

*Helmut Hofmann*

### in The Physics of Warm Nuclei: with Analogies to Mesoscopic Systems

- Published in print:
- 2008
- Published Online:
- September 2008
- ISBN:
- 9780198504016
- eISBN:
- 9780191708480
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198504016.003.0018
- Subject:
- Physics, Nuclear and Plasma Physics

This chapter derives formulas for gross sections of potential scattering, and shows their generalizations to nuclear reactions. A projection technique is introduced, which allows one to separate in ... More

## Propagation of X-rays in highly deformed crystals

*ANDRÉ AUTHIER*

### in Dynamical Theory of X-Ray Diffraction

- Published in print:
- 2003
- Published Online:
- January 2010
- ISBN:
- 9780198528920
- eISBN:
- 9780191713125
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528920.003.0014
- Subject:
- Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter concerns highly deformed crystals where the Eikonal approximation is no longer valid. An expression is given for the limit of validity of this approximation. Takagi's equations are ... More

## Unimolecular reactions

*Niels E. Henriksen and Flemming Y. Hansen*

### in Theories of Molecular Reaction Dynamics: The Microscopic Foundation of Chemical Kinetics

- Published in print:
- 2008
- Published Online:
- January 2010
- ISBN:
- 9780199203864
- eISBN:
- 9780191708251
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203864.003.0007
- Subject:
- Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter considers unimolecular reactions; photo-induced reactions, i.e. true unimolecular reactions; and reactions initiated by collisional activation, i.e. apparent unimolecular reactions where ... More

## Renormalization group: General formulation

*Jean Zinn-Justin*

### in Phase Transitions and Renormalization Group

- Published in print:
- 2007
- Published Online:
- January 2010
- ISBN:
- 9780199227198
- eISBN:
- 9780191711107
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227198.003.0009
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter introduces the general concept of renormalization group in the spirit of the work. It studies the role of fixed points and their stability properties. It exhibits a particular fixed ... More

## Deductive Development of the Theory

*John von Neumann*

*Nicholas A. Wheeler (ed.)*

### in Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics: New Edition

- Published in print:
- 2018
- Published Online:
- September 2018
- ISBN:
- 9780691178561
- eISBN:
- 9781400889921
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691178561.003.0005
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter provides the fundamental basis of the statistical theory, building on the formula introduced in the previous chapter, before elaborating proofs of the statistical formulas. From these, ... More

## The O(N) symmetric (ϕ2)2 field theory in the large N limit

*Jean Zinn-Justin*

### in Phase Transitions and Renormalization Group

- Published in print:
- 2007
- Published Online:
- January 2010
- ISBN:
- 9780199227198
- eISBN:
- 9780191711107
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227198.003.0014
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter studies a statistical field theory with an O(N) orthogonal symmetry and a (f2)2 interaction (denoted here by f = (f1, . . . , fN) the N-component field rather than s, in contrast with ... More

## Basic Concepts

*M. E. LINES and A. M. GLASS*

### in Principles and Applications of Ferroelectrics and Related Materials

- Published in print:
- 2001
- Published Online:
- February 2010
- ISBN:
- 9780198507789
- eISBN:
- 9780191709944
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507789.003.0001
- Subject:
- Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This book looks at some concepts leading to a basic understanding of ferroelectricity. Depending on their geometry, crystals are commonly classified into seven systems: triclinic (the least ... More

## Statistical field theory

*Tom Lancaster and Stephen J. Blundell*

### in Quantum Field Theory for the Gifted Amateur

- Published in print:
- 2014
- Published Online:
- June 2014
- ISBN:
- 9780199699322
- eISBN:
- 9780191779435
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699322.003.0026
- Subject:
- Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

There is a rather subtle connection between quantum field theory and statistical physics, and this is explored here, where the concepts of imaginary time and the Wick rotation are introduced.

## Unimolecular Reactions

*Niels Engholm Henriksen and Flemming Yssing Hansen*

### in Theories of Molecular Reaction Dynamics: The Microscopic Foundation of Chemical Kinetics

- Published in print:
- 2018
- Published Online:
- November 2018
- ISBN:
- 9780198805014
- eISBN:
- 9780191843129
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198805014.003.0007
- Subject:
- Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter considers unimolecular reactions; photo-induced reactions, that is, true unimolecular reactions; and reactions initiated by collisional activation, that is, apparent unimolecular ... More

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